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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

Term of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Japan to end by 31 December

Colombo, 31 October, ( Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry has notified Ambassador Ranjith Uyangoda that his term in Japan would expire by the end of 31 December 2008.

It was only on 20th October, Ranjith Uyangoda was given extension. But Asian Tribune reported quoting reliable sources in the Foreign Ministry that Ambassador Ranjith Uyangoda’s stay in Japan has been "extended indefinitely."

Now it seems that the Director General of the Overseas Administration has informed that his term expire by end of this year.

Sources in the Foreign Ministry said that at present the Ministry is considering the appointment of ambassadors to Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives and Brazil.

Asian Tribune learns that Sri Lanka’s ambassadors abroad represent the President of Sri Lanka and selection of new ambassadors was always the prerogative of the President.

Brazil is the only Sri Lanka mission in a Latin American continent and already Ministry has posted T. Ravindran as the Charge de Affaires of the embassy.

In the meantime, Hussein Bhaila, Deputy Foreign Minister who is in charge of the Consular Affairs in the Ministry is now on an inspection tour to the embassies in Paris and Brussels.

- Asian Tribune -

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